We want to ensure that no one turns down a place at SMS due to the cost.

Bursary applications for 2017/18 are no longer being accepted.

We have a bursary fund that supports students and their families dependent on their situation.

We have a fixed amount allocated for bursaries in our budget and we will look at each application on a case by case basis. We allocate partial bursaries wherever possible, totaling a percentage of the fee.  In 2016/17 we were able to award bursaries between 7% - 69% of the full fee.

Bursary levels for 2017-18:

  • Household income under £16,190 (the level at which you receive free prescriptions and free school meals) = full bursary where possible
  • Household income between £16,190 and £42,600 = partial bursary where possible
How to apply

You can apply for a bursary once your son/daughter has been offered a place on one of our Saturday Music School programmes.

If you would like to apply for a bursary for 2017-18, please download the bursary forms below.  We require the following information:

Section 1: Personal Details
Section 2: Household income (evidence required)
Section 3: Young Musician's Personal Statement
Section 4*: Music Teacher's Reference Form (this should be downloaded and given to the student's music teacher)
Section 5: Declaration

Bursary applications close on Thursday 31 August 2017.  The two forms must be completed and returned by this date, along with evidence of household income.

We are no longer accepting bursary applications for 2017/18.


Ronnie Scott's Charitable Foundation Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that we are supported by Ronnie Scott's Charitable Foundation and can offer scholarships to students who would like to take part in Generation Big Band in 2017/18.



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